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PPP, MQM agree to bring new LG System

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), have agreed to introduce a single Local Government System-2011 without rural and urban discrimination, prior to expiry on November 6, of the Local Government Ordinance-2001 which had been issued by the … Continue reading

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Pepco’s end: Workers threaten to cut off power to entire country

The workers of the Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) organised rallies on Tuesday in several districts across Sindh to protest against what they said was the dissolution of the Pakistan Electric Power Company (Pepco). They warned that they would … Continue reading

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Pointing fingers: PML-N ‘surprised’ at attacks on offices

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief organiser Saleem Zia has blamed the Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) ‘Zardari group’ for the arson attacks on party offices in Sindh. “We are surprised that there is such a reaction,” Zia told reporters on Friday. … Continue reading

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PML-N prepares new plan: use social media to win youth vote

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz is to step up its social media presence, relaunch its student and youth wings and heighten criticism of ‘the establishment’ as it seeks to make itself more attractive to young voters. Last month, party chief Nawaz … Continue reading

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Hopeful of making international comeback: Afridi

                  Former national cricket team captain Shahid Afridi said on Wednesday that he was hopeful of rejoining the team after taking back his retirement. Speaking to the media outside the Pakistan Cricket Board … Continue reading

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Spot-fixing trial: Judge refuses to accept Amir’s apology

The judge in the spot-fixing trial involving suspended trio Mohammad Asif, Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir said on Wednesday that he did not accept Amir’s apology. In a startling revelation, over a year after the spot-fixing scandal broke, Amir earlier confessed to … Continue reading

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Butt, Asif found guilty of spot fixing

Former captain Butt, 27, and opening bowlers Asif, 28, and 19-year-old Mohammad Aamir, who had already admitted his part in the scam, plotted to bowl deliberate no-balls at pre-arranged times during the Lord`s test in August last year. Aamir had … Continue reading

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PAKISTAN MFN status to India delayed

Pakistan’s top diplomatic authorities have decided to temporarily shelve the proposal to grant India the most favoured nation (MFN) trade status. The decision came after a hostile reaction from political parties to the proposal. “We should not expect an immediate … Continue reading

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Rally wars: PPP announce rally against PML-N

 Sindh Home Minister Manzoor Wasan said that the Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) would take out a rally in Karachi on November 13 against the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) diatribe targeting President Asif Ali Zardari. Addressing a press conference at his … Continue reading

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Behind pro-Zardari MQM rally lies a deal with PPP

                  It was after settling its core issues with the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) behind the scenes that the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) arranged a rally in support of President Asif Ali … Continue reading

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